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One thing I’ve wanted to do for ages is make more exploded lace – patterns originally intended for tiny hooks and thread made with large hooks and heavier weights of yarn. In early March, using some of yarn from the Massachusetts windfall, I made a throw rug for our bedroom, which has needed one ever since we moved back and realized we’d thrown our old one away.

Pattern: Summer Splendor (this name always gets Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness stuck in my head)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky
Hook: K

This thing is heavy! Working on the last few rows was a lot like working on a blanket, especially when Gossy decided to sit on my lap and trap me under it and her.
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I haven’t blocked it yet, but frankly, I don’t think it matters a lot. It might lie a bit flatter around the edges, but it gets stepped on every day and rumpled anyway.

It’s soft, pretty, and serves its purpose as a throw rug filling up a bare space on the floor perfectly, so I’m pleased with the experiment!

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